- The Kaibab National Forest is part of the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the United States. Bordering both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon, the 1.6 million acres of the Kaibab has the distinction of being divided by one of Nature's greatest attractions. Elevations vary on the forest from 5,500 feet in the southwest corner to 10,418 feet at the summit of Kendrick Peak on the Williams Ranger District.
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View from the Saddle Mountain Wilderness, Kaibab National Forest
Points of interest are the beautiful North Kaibab high country where pine, spruce and aspen forests with open meadows are particularly striking in fall; Bill Williams and Sitgreaves Mountains, Cataract Lake, White Horse Lake, Dogtown Lake, Kaibab Lake, and four designated Wilderness Areas - Kendrick Mountain, Saddle Mountain, Kanab Creek and Sycamore Canyon. Other attractions are Grand Canyon National Game Preserve's famous North Kaibab deer herd, a wild buffalo herd, and the unique Kaibab squirrel. Wildlife are frequently seen as are vivid geologic formations. From the Kaibab, you can access the Grand Canyon's north and south rims.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities on the Kaibab include scenic drives, viewing vistas, lake fishing, riding and hiking trails, outstanding cross-country skiing, and hunting for big game, upland birds and waterfowl.
Climate - During the summer, temperatures may reach 90 degrees or warmer, during the day but dip to the 50s at night. July and August are usually the rainy season, which brings brief but often violent thunderstorms across the forest. Thousands of visitors travel to the Kaibab Plateau each fall to enjoy the vibrant colors of autumn leaves. Winter is a beautiful time of year in Northern Arizona as well, with ample snow for winter activities but also frequent clear and sunny days.
The Kaibab National Forest lies in northern Arizona, bordering the north and south sides the Grand Canyon National Park. The Forest is headquartered in Williams, Arizona, along Interstate 40, with offices also in Fredonia and Tusayan.